Nizaam Carr says he has made a mental step up and is ready to start his first Springbok Test against Italy this Saturday.
The Springboks look set to score their first win in four matches when they face a struggling Italy side in Florence on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks are expecting to face a different breakdown threat from Italy in this Saturday’s Test in Florence.
Eben Etzebeth and Damian de Allende have turned down offers to play club rugby abroad during the off-season in order to rest.
South African-born lock Dries van Schalkwyk has been named in Italy’s starting lineup to face the Springboks in Florence on Saturday. Coach Conor O’Shea tweaked his run-on XV with four personnel changes, of which two were injury enforced. Hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini and prop Andrea Lovotti were ruled out through injury, with Ornel Gega and Sami Panico coming in as their… Read more →
The Springboks remained fourth in the World Rugby rankings, despite slumping to a 16-point defeat against England on Twickenham on Saturday.
All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett has been voted the 2016 World Rugby Player of the Year while Blitzboks ace Seabelo Senatla was named World Rugby Sevens Player of the year.
England maintained their physicality and composure to beat the Springboks 37-21 on Saturday and end a 10-year winless streak, reports JON CARDINELLI at Twickenham.
A physically superior England will send a punch-drunk Springbok side to the canvas at Twickenham on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI in London.
Eddie Jones remains confident that his charges will match the Springboks’ physicality and claim their first win against South Africa in 10 years on Saturday, reports JON CARDINELLI in Bagshot.